Week ending 26th September 2010

Well it has been a long season and I was about to write about the last full week of the season but the weather some what spoilt that story as the week was only really three days long as the last three days were really a waste of time, I’m sure a few fish were caught on Saturday, but you needed to be keen to stick at it.

Over the season I have noticed that the weather forecast is as often wrong as is it is right and this week was one of the ones that was wrong, the heavy rain forecast for the start of the week did not arrive till Wednesday when almost two inches fell. For what it is worth the forecast is for sunshine on Monday and Tuesday with rain on Wednesday becoming heavier on Thursday.

Catches, for the second time this season Grantown was the top beat on the river with probably close to one hundred fish landed, probably challenging some of the big Tweed beats for numbers caught in the week, not bad for an Angling Association charging £50/day great value for money. Wester Elchies, again lightly fished managed five. Craigellachie had another good week getting into the mid teens.  I have not heard from Mark, since he was washed off the Tweed, perhaps he should have gone to Grantown, but he told me they had started the week well with five by Monday lunch time finishing the week with thirty-one with the biggest at  twenty -two pounds.

My constant requests for photos is paying off and Mr. C Harman sent me these two from a beat above Rothes.

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